What To Do This Weekend 17.04.24
What To Do This Weekend 17.04.24

What To Do This Weekend 17.04.24


Wondering what to do with your downtime? SLMan has you covered. From a host of chef-led events to a dystopian new play, here’s what to get stuck into…

See A Show

Minority Report

The Lyric is known for its well-thought-out indie plays, and the latest in line is a new stage adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s dystopian thriller, Minority Report. Popularised by Spielberg’s 2002 sci-fi movie starring Tom Cruise, the novella envisions a future in which criminals are arrested before they commit crimes thanks to apparently scrupulous telepaths called ‘Precogs’. Director David Haig (CobraThe Thin Blue Line) is taking things in a new direction while staying close to the main theme of the book: the debate of free will versus determinism.

Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0QL; 20th April-18th May

Visit Lyric.co.uk

Eat Like The Bear


Oranj is hosting another notable chef in its Shoreditch warehouse. Evelyn Aloupas’s three Michelin-starred Smyth in Chicago has been lauded by Jeremy Allen White as an inspiration for season two of The Bear. You’ve only got just over a week left to try Evelyn’s menu, which features dishes like roasted red beets with black garlic and horseradish-cashew butter; mussels with kohlrabi in a brown butter broth; and scallops in a rice koji allium broth paired with spring peas and dill. 

14 Bacon Street, Shoreditch, E1 6LF; until Saturday 27th April

Visit Oranj.co.uk

Help The Heroes

London Marathon

One of the capital’s biggest sporting events takes place this Sunday. The London Marathon takes runners past some of the city’s most recognisable landmarks – including Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, The Tower Of London, The London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace – before they hit the home straight on The Mall. The race is one of the best spectator events of the year – and there are plenty of great pubs along the way for a pitstop. 

Various locations 

Visit TCSLondonMarathon.com

Support A Good Cause

Hospitality Action Dinner

Join chef Atul Kochhar at his Mayfair restaurant Kanishka on Monday 22nd April for a charity dinner in support of Hospitality Action, which was such a lifeline to restaurants, bars and their staff during the pandemic. Kochhar will be joined by counterparts Cyrus Todiwala, Charlie Hodson, Vivek Singh and Simon Rimmer, with each preparing one dish for a five-course tasting menu. Tickets are £95pp plus an optional wine pairing.

17-19 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 2QH

Visit OpenTable.com

Get A Taste Of Thailand

Smoking Goat x Zao

For one night only, Bangkok restaurant Zao is bringing its north-eastern Thai specialities to London. On Monday April 22nd, it will debut its Isaan cuisine at Smoking Goat in Shoreditch. Diners can look forward to handcrafted rice noodle som tum, venison jungle stir fry, and short rib herbal soup. Complementing the flavours, there are whisky highballs and natural wines. 

Smoking Goat, 64 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JJ; Monday 22nd April, 6pm

Visit SmokingGoatBar.com

Update Your Vinyl Collection

Record Store Day

Music heads, this one's for you. This year’s Record Store Day falls on Saturday and independent record store and music institution Rough Trade is hosting. Across its various venues in London, there will be live music shows – from Miles Kane & The Evils to Celeste – plus limited-edition vinyl available to purchase from the likes of Talking Heads, Blur and Pulp. While perusing the racks, keep your eye out for a golden ticket for your chance to win a pair of tickets to Wide Awake festival at Brockwell Park and Love Supreme in East Sussex.

Various locations; 20th April

Visit RoughTrade.com

Get A Culture Fix: Umbro 100

Sportswear X Fashion

From trainers to tracksuits, sportswear has transformed from its athletic origins to a global daily uniform in the form of athleisure wear. British-born Umbro, founded in 1924, played a key role in this shift – especially in the ‘90s and ‘00s. Its 2002 collaboration with Paul Smith, spanning various garments and accessories, pioneered the fusion of sportswear and fashion. This trend has since flourished, with Umbro collaborating with over 60 designers and brands. New exhibition Umbro 100 explores this evolution and its impact, featuring 120 examples from the Westminster Menswear Archive, showcasing collaborations with designers like Kim Jones, Aitor Throup and Off-White.

University of Westminster, Marylebone, NW1 5LS; until 28th April

Visit MenswearArchive.com

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